My region was graced with a milder than average winter season, with lows never breaking 35 degrees at night.
Although I grew up in frigid conditions further north of where I live now, I would never trade my climate here for anything in the world.
It’s pleasant almost year round, even if we aren’t as lucky as we were recently in having 35 degree and higher winter temperatures. I don’t live in the tropics and I don’t have palm trees in my yard, but I get to enjoy my shorts and t-shirts throughout the year. With the warm weather comes some bit of respite over energy costs. I use my air conditioner on and off during autumn and spring, while during summer it’s on almost everyday. Despite having to use indoor cooling so much, the lack of any need for indoor heat during the rest of the year balances the costs out. I have friends up north who have cold winters and summers with more heat and humidity than I do. They have to use a furnace of some kind for nearly six months out of the year, coupled with heavy AC use in July and August before the weather naturally cools off. I try to get through the whole winter season without using my furnace, but I end up putting it on to sleep better if the temperatures outside happen to dip below 40. Last night will probably be the last time I use my furnace for another five or six months at least. By the time we get to September, I’ll have my HVAC technician come out and run maintenance and service on my heating system.